Within a year of Obama's first election as POTUS, the GOP started maneuvering towards the next Presedential Election, with their intent of putting the breaks on, tryin to prevent any Congressional work until they could get a Republican elected 3 years later. Then it happened again and it could happen this time. I'll propose this perspective is harming the country. Do you agree and if so, can anything be done to fix it, i.e. Shorten the election season by law if that is possible. Then just get the Congress to vote for it... There is too much that need to be done. As a generality, I'd say that refusing to conduct business is incompetence or negligence.